A good and cheap netbook?

AbhishekMSharma

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My dad wants to purchase a netbook. He already uses a notebook and the netbook won't be for primary use so obviously the budget is not very high. The screen size should be around 10-11 inches. Any suggestions?It must have Windows 7. A friend suggested me one from Samsung but it has MeeGo, and I'm not interested in it. Windows 7 is a must. Added to that it will be good if it has WiFi 802.11n (for hotspot), but it's not a compulsion.Please suggest, any sort of suggestions will be appreciated.Thanks. :)
 

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you are looking for a netbook with windows 7? you are probably asking for trouble here.
 

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because netbooks are generally powered with Intel atom processors which are not really powerful enough to support windows 7. of course you would find enough models in the market. but you are probably looking at the home edition which does not feature aero. and in that case, you would be better running XP on it :confused: personally i would suggest to get a cheapo netbook with no OS. try and see if your dad can work on a linux distribution. could be an interesting change for him unless of course if he needs Windows only apps for his work/leisure.
 

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Well he will use the netbook mostly while travelling and will certainly require the ease of Windows. Regarding Linux, I don't know whether he will be comfortable with it or not. Does MS Office run on Linux?And what's the issue with Home edition? Aero is just for UI, isn't it? I don't think he will mind an old fashioned UI but a completely different OS.BTW I just came across a video on YouTube. Looking at the comments and likes, it seems good!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO2-EcJ8rag
 


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